Cookbook Giveaway - The Happy Cook

Daphne Oz is one busy woman. A co-host on the wildly successful daytime cooking show, The Chew, a wife and busy mom of two small children, yet she still has time to write a beautiful book, The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It's the Weekend

The global flavors sprinkled throughout this title are appreciated by this cook. Thai Vegetable Curry with Coconut Rice, Pan-Fried Calamari with Charred Jalapeño Chimichurri and Harissa and Mint Chicken Samosas are just a few of the recipes that struck me as must make. Each turn of the page, greets you with yet another unique and vibrant dish that while totally delicious is made with thoughtful ingredients and with concern for our well-being. This book surprised me in a good way - I love that healthier choices can still result in flavorful and craveworthy dishes. The Happy Cook will be well used in my kitchen.

You can learn more about The Happy Cook in our author's article post. We're delighted to offer 15 copies of this book, signed by the author along with a notebook to EYB Members in U.S.  One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What makes you happy in the kitchen?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends October 20, 2016.

76 Comments

  • lollytrolley  on  9/20/2016 at 11:21 AM

    I am happiest in the kitchen when I try a recipe and realize it is a "keeper".

  • Kristjudy  on  9/20/2016 at 11:36 AM

    Another wonderful review by Jenny Hartin. This looks like a fantastic book.

  • Kristjudy  on  9/20/2016 at 11:38 AM

    It is great satisfaction to try a new recipe from a new book and it is requested you make again soon.

  • laureljean  on  9/20/2016 at 11:53 AM

    I'm all for the pan-fried calamari. I also love Jenny Hartin's reviews. I can count on them to be honest and informative.

  • sarahawker  on  9/20/2016 at 12:07 PM

    I'm happiest when a family member is with me and we cook together.

  • mcrimmins  on  9/20/2016 at 12:08 PM

    Cooking for family and friends makes me happy in the kitchen.

  • Lyla  on  9/20/2016 at 12:37 PM

    I am happy in the kitchen when I cook up something to share!

  • meggan  on  9/20/2016 at 2:22 PM

    Having the time and the ingredients I need to make an awesome meal for my family and friends.

  • lauriesk  on  9/20/2016 at 2:23 PM

    I am happy in the kitchen when I make simple, flavorful recipes that my family enjoys.

  • koismith  on  9/20/2016 at 3:10 PM

    Happiness in my kitchen is when it's clean and I am ready to bake something yummy!

  • rchesser  on  9/20/2016 at 5:35 PM

    What makes me happy in the kitchen,are the smiles and thanks I get when I pull off a great meal everyone in the house liked!

  • camtncook  on  9/20/2016 at 5:43 PM

    I am happiest in the kitchen when I've finished cooking something, and it tastes and looks great!

  • Amdona  on  9/20/2016 at 5:54 PM

    I'm happiest in the kitchen when I make a healthy and tasty meal.

  • Summerlandsky  on  9/20/2016 at 6:27 PM

    Preparing simple but interesting, healthy meals for my family with vegetables and berries I grew in the garden and animals we raised ourselves. So far we've raised for our table eggs, meat chickens, guinea fowl, sheep, and cattle. Hopefully on to pasture pigs and orchard trees next year!

  • lcomer  on  9/20/2016 at 6:42 PM

    I am happiest in the kitchen during the holidays. It means everyone I love is under one roof and we are all in the kitchen bonding over cooking, wine and life.

  • Lmeyers520  on  9/20/2016 at 6:44 PM

    I would love to have one of her books to add to my collection.

  • juazella  on  9/20/2016 at 7:19 PM

    I am happy when I bake something gluten free and it turns out!

  • sgump  on  9/20/2016 at 7:45 PM

    When I've got the freshest and most ethically sourced ingredients (that is, ingredients least harmful to the environment or to the lives and livelihoods of sentient beings)--and when a "simple" or straightforward recipe delights in terms of flavor

  • sbh2006  on  9/20/2016 at 9:07 PM

    Thank you EYB for another fantastic giveaway! I'm happiest in the kitchen when I'm testing and photographing recipes for reviews...and I love challenging myself by opting to feature cookbooks with unfamiliar cuisines (Parsi, Palestinian, Azeri, etc.). I love introducing my readers to cuisines they may not otherwise encounter, and learn a great deal myself as I read through each cookbook and learn through doing. (and interviewing / interacting with the authors is also an enlightening experience). I'm at my happiest when I'm baking desserts and yeast breads, though...that's my first love and a skill I learned from my Polish grandmother when I was little!

  • echilt5  on  9/20/2016 at 11:58 PM

    I am happy in the kitchen when I have all the ingredients I need to make an amazing meal for my family.

  • Janette13  on  9/21/2016 at 7:33 AM

    I am happiest in the kitchen when I give my personal twist to a recipe and it is fantabulouls hit with my family and guests,xo

  • Siegal  on  9/21/2016 at 7:51 AM

    I'm the happiest when my kids are in the kitchen with me

  • matag  on  9/21/2016 at 11:26 AM

    Having all the ingredients on hand!

  • Teruska  on  9/21/2016 at 11:48 AM

    Cooking with folks I love makes me happy. Sharing my skills with the next generation makes me happy. A good smellin' house makes me happy.

  • verorenee  on  9/21/2016 at 11:57 AM

    Having all the ingredients I need to make something ;)

  • Mrs. L  on  9/21/2016 at 1:47 PM

    I'm happiest in the kitchen when I can also be interacting with my husband (who either helps with the food prep or gives comments on how wonderful something smells).

  • Mariarosa  on  9/21/2016 at 8:12 PM

    I'm happy in the kitchen when I have great music playing and I'm making something delicious!

  • vickster  on  9/21/2016 at 9:07 PM

    When I am cooking Italian!

  • bfg67  on  9/22/2016 at 4:43 AM

    cooking with my wife

  • lebarron2001  on  9/22/2016 at 7:41 AM

    Freshest ingredients simply prepared

  • susankay  on  9/22/2016 at 9:43 AM

    I love when I have dough rising in my kitchen.

  • Marcia1206  on  9/22/2016 at 7:39 PM

    Thank you Jenny My favorite thing in the kitchen is to cook while no one else is there

  • Lyndaherman  on  9/23/2016 at 3:12 PM

    I'm happiest when cooking for company

  • cocecitycook  on  9/23/2016 at 3:19 PM

    Trying something new!

  • kkhammer123  on  9/23/2016 at 6:57 PM

    What makes me happiest in the kitchen ... when my kids like what I made!

  • t.t  on  9/23/2016 at 8:27 PM

    trying something new

  • JanScholl  on  9/24/2016 at 11:57 PM

    Making bread at 3 AM even when it's 80F in July.

  • clairew137  on  9/25/2016 at 3:48 AM

    I'm happiest in the kitchen once I've finished and made something nice.

  • tennyogirl  on  9/25/2016 at 9:29 AM

    Cookbooks of course!

  • djoh437938  on  9/25/2016 at 6:07 PM

    trying new recipe or technique

  • ravensfan  on  9/26/2016 at 3:39 PM

    Cooking with my husband, then feeding lots of family members.

  • annieski  on  9/28/2016 at 3:16 AM

    Almost everything!

  • InAHealthyKitchen  on  9/29/2016 at 11:41 PM

    Combining new flavors to make new things to eat

  • Terra5  on  9/30/2016 at 1:56 AM

    I love cooking with my children. Right now my last child is a 17 year old senior in high school. So I treasure the time in the kitchen with him.

  • tarae1204  on  9/30/2016 at 5:57 AM

    I love when I'm attempting to make three different things, and somehow they're all ready to serve right at the same time!

  • Bhukhhad  on  9/30/2016 at 9:42 AM

    I love to pull together a family meal that includes everyones favorites.

  • pandapotamus  on  9/30/2016 at 10:51 AM

    the smell of cookies.

  • DFed  on  9/30/2016 at 11:17 AM

    Just cooking in general - it's my way to relax!

  • love2chow  on  9/30/2016 at 12:20 PM

    I love it when my husband and kids get involved in helping

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  9/30/2016 at 1:50 PM

    I am very happy when all the dishes are washed in my kitchen before I start cooking.

  • avanoir  on  10/1/2016 at 10:25 PM

    When I cook for others

  • Katiefayhutson  on  10/5/2016 at 11:53 PM

    Trying something new or making a family favorite.

  • Lynled  on  10/7/2016 at 2:33 PM

    Happiest in the kitchen when my creative juices are flowing, love oozes into whatever I'm cooking and it all tastes yummy. Extra bonus points if my kids are helping along side of me.

  • vickster  on  10/7/2016 at 6:11 PM

    When I have a day to prepare a meal for people I love, I am happiest!

  • bangss  on  10/7/2016 at 9:11 PM

    Using up things that would otherwise be thrown out!

  • lsgourmet  on  10/8/2016 at 8:27 AM

    Everything, The kitchen is my rec room, library, lab, dining room, guest room and heart of our house. It makes me happy.

  • pgarcia  on  10/8/2016 at 5:18 PM

    Plenty of time!

  • elysek  on  10/8/2016 at 10:52 PM

    I love trying out new recipes that give great results.

  • alirov  on  10/11/2016 at 8:11 PM

    Having a clean, organized kitchen with everything within easy reach. Also just being in the kitchen and cooking. Life got busy and I took a 1 month hiatus from serious cooking and I'm so happy to be back at it.

  • auntietina  on  10/13/2016 at 3:17 AM

    I love the look on somebodys face when you give them a homecooked meal. Always puts a smile on my face as well.

  • cheftina888  on  10/15/2016 at 9:32 AM

    cooking a meal that leaves my family's face with a content and well fed look on their face makes me smile

  • rlmiller  on  10/16/2016 at 9:38 AM

    Happily chopping vegetables while tantalizing food scents waft through the kitchen.

  • AGENT99  on  10/16/2016 at 1:10 PM

    I am happy when I try something out of my comfort zone & it turns out great!

  • mpdeb98  on  10/16/2016 at 2:32 PM

    The smell of something in the oven that I have labored over to prepare

  • ydixon57  on  10/17/2016 at 3:11 AM

    when I am trying new recipes

  • ballen  on  10/17/2016 at 6:10 AM

    When I prepare a meal that is both healthy AND delicious!

  • daniellespinato1  on  10/17/2016 at 8:49 AM

    A clean kitchen makes me happy. I'm one of those folks who has to clean as she goes along!

  • nicolthepickle  on  10/17/2016 at 2:22 PM

    Fresh bread out of the oven. When my cake comes together perfectly. My children rolling out "their" dough.

  • JulieG1002  on  10/18/2016 at 12:16 AM

    What makes me happy in the kitchen is having several dishes in progress, in various stages of preparation -- something roasting in the oven, something simmering on the stove, something in a saute pan -- and having lots of foods, sounds and smells of cooking around me. That and having someone else doing the dishes.

  • Radish  on  10/18/2016 at 7:57 AM

    I love a clean Kitchen. More than that I love a clean refrigerator, and currently a clean and organized freezer is making me very happy.

  • Rinshin  on  10/18/2016 at 2:48 PM

    During crab season

  • edyenicole  on  10/18/2016 at 3:06 PM

    I love the feeling of making yummy dishes for my family to try.

  • lhudson  on  10/19/2016 at 6:46 AM

    When my Grandchildren are in the kitchen "helping" me cook.

  • cindymisho  on  10/19/2016 at 5:05 PM

    Cooking something new for my family!

  • SamanthaV  on  10/20/2016 at 7:54 AM

    I'm happy in the kitchen when I have my kids around to help me, I love seeing them enjoy cooking.

  • herby  on  10/20/2016 at 3:56 PM

    I am the happiest when everyone stops by the kitchen to ask what smells so good

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